Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you or someone you care for uses Extavia, please remember that Extavia is not contaminated and you may continue to use this medicine as your doctor has directed. However, you should immediately stop using the Triad alcohol prep pads included in the Extavia packaging and dispose of those pads in the trash. When preparing to take the Extavia injection, you should use an alternative alcohol prep pad that is not subject to this Triad recall or use a sterile gauze pad with isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting the injection site prior to administration.

If you have questions about Extavia, please consult your pharmacist or healthcare provider. You can also contact Novartis at 1-888-NOW NOVA (1-888-669-6682).

Novartis Informs Customers of Important Information About Alcohol Prep Pads Packaged With Extavia

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis) has become aware of the U.S. market recall of alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks manufactured by Triad and marketed under various brand names. The recall of the Triad Group alcohol prep products is due to potential contamination of these products with bacteria that could lead to life-threatening infections.

Some of these alcohol prep pads from Triad may have been included in U.S. packaging for Extavia, a product marketed by Novartis. Patients should not use these Triad alcohol prep pads due to the recall. There is no involvement or potential contamination of the Extavia vials or other components in the Extavia U.S. packaging. This issue is limited to the actual Triad alcohol prep products.

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Further information about the Triad Group recall can be found on the FDA website at more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Last Updated: 2011-02-04

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